Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola

Manchester, March 12 (IANS) If Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola manages to win the Champions League, it will be the Spaniard’s biggest achievement, according to midfielder Yaya Toure.

“I think this could be Pep’s biggest achievement,” Toure was quoted as saying by mirror.co.uk. “It is his biggest test. But this guy likes challenges — and so do the players. So it is good.”

City go to the second leg of Champions League round of 16 with a 5-3 advantage over French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.

“This team is so young. We already had good ­players, but now Pep brings in young players and that is so demanding for him. But it is starting to feel like something big is ­happening at City. The fans feel it, everyone feels it.

“We are getting a winning mentality in Europe and playing very well. When we play like we did against Monaco, we come close to the great teams like Real Madrid, ­Barcelona and Bayern (Munich). We cannot dream about anything yet because we still have a second leg to play.

“But if you ask the fans, they believe it. You saw their reaction against Monaco.”

The FA Cup is also within Guardiola’s reach as his team reached the semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.



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